Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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Can cognitive behavioral therapy really change our brains?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of talk therapy that’s used to treat a wide range of  mental health problems from depression and eating disorders to phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders. It recommends looking at ourselves in a different way that might prove useful for all of us in everyday life. Read about it’s benefits from this article in the BBC News and why I use it as one way to create positive change in therapy.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

“Emotional reasoning is a very common error in people’s thinking,” explains Dr Jennifer Wild, Consultant Clinical Psychologist from Kings College London. “That’s when you think something must be true because of how you feel.”

CBT tries to replace these negative thinking styles with more useful or realistic ones.

This can be a challenge for people with mental health disorders, as their thinking styles can be well-established.

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